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State recognition

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, November 12, 2012

A BIBLE college in Ba will soon be recognised by government as a tertiary institute.

South Pacific College was opened in 2001 and has seen more than 30 students from Fiji and across the Pacific, including Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu graduate.

College president Pastor Navi Bola said the approval from the Ministry of Education's Fiji Higher Education Commission would attract more students.

"We were informed earlier this year that the commission was in the process of recognising and registering us as an educational institute," Mr Bola said.

"There are two phases to this, there is the recognition stage and then there's the registration stage. We are still at the recognition stage."

Mr Bola said the approval would strengthen the students' credentials.

"Our first graduates were in 2005. Each student undergoes three years of classroom work then one and half years of field work."

The school is looked after by the Liberty Baptist Church in Ba.


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